May 2018 Books Bought

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always want to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and what new books there are out there and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews.

I am also going back to sharing my link on Mailbox Monday’s blog. This was originally hosted by Marcia but it now has its own blog which you can see by clicking on THIS.

One of the things I love about these kinds of posts is finding new books that I might not normally hear about and this month I found a few goodies that I am excited about.

I have decided to go back to how I was originally posting my monthly book hauls and just showing the books I bought in the month. If I get books from a publisher I will add those in here as well.

Without further delay lets get into the books. The last six books listed are books that I bought for the first Montreal YA Fest that I am going to tomorrow. So be sure to check back for a post about that.


Bought:

  1. Crazy Rick Asians by Kevin Kwan book 1
  2. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan book 2
  3. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan book 3
  4. The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen
  5. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewel
  6. Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
  7. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  8. All The Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
  9. The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
  10. The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle
  11. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  12. Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
  13. Two Summers by Aimee Friendman
  14. Love Hate and other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  15. The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely

Publisher Sent The Following Books:  I quickly have to thank Hachette Books for sending these books to me.

  1. The Death House by Sarah Pinbrough
  2. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (July 2018)
  3. The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse (June 2018)

This month I managed to spend the rest of the gift card that I got for managing the Midget B team this season and the rest were mother’s day gifts. I was lucky this time because I was invited to Chapters for an after hours shopping event and it was 30% off purchase.

Picked up with gift cards & gifts:

  1. All’s Fair in Love and Wolf by Terry Spear (I believe this is the 8th book in the series)
  2. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (debut novel)
  3. Everland by Wendy Spinale (book 1 in the series) (debut)
  4. Umberland by Wendy Spinale (book 2 in the series)
  5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (book 1 in the series)(debut)
  6. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (debut)
  7. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  8. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (book 3 in the series)

I spotted this on the bargain table as I was walking out so I had to pick it up. Its  A Million Owls coloring book [this was on the bargain table and it was just too cute not to pick up]

A Million Owls: Fine Feathered Friends To Color by Lulu Mayo

Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 15
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points: 9
  • Total books Publishers sent: 3
  • Total books read from this months haul: 2

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  48
  • Total books I got for free: 22
  • Total books Publishers Sent: 6
  • Total books Publisher Sent Read: 3
  • Total books read in 2018 (this will be the books I bought this year):  12/34
  • Total books read in 2018 (this will be for the gifted/free):  3/14
  • Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  51/100


This month Jennifer is sharing her first book haul with us. She also was invited to Chapters for an after hours shopping event and picked up the following books:

  1. All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
  2. Camino Island by John Grisham
  3. Wings of Fire: Talons of Power by Tul T. Sutherland
  4. Wings of Fire: Darkness of Fire by Tul. T. Sutherland
  5. The Trials of Apollo: the Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
  6. The Trials of Apollo: The Burnig Maze by Rick Riordan
  7. As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
  8. Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

Those are the books we got this month. Have you read any of these books?

April 2018 Books Bought

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always want to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and what new books there are out there and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews.

I am also going back to sharing my link on Mailbox Monday’s blog. This was originally hosted by Marcia but it now has its own blog which you can see by clicking on THIS.

One of the things I love about these kinds of posts is finding new books that I might not normally hear about and this month I found a few goodies that I am excited about.

I have decided to go back to how I was originally posting my monthly book hauls and just showing the books I bought in the month. If I get books from a publisher I will add those in here as well.

Before getting into the books I have to share two items that I bought that aren’t books but are definitely book related. I picked these both up from Chapters on sale. I have been eyeing these since I first spotted them and held off buying since I knew they would eventually go on sale and I am happy I finally got them.

BOOK LOVER MUG PROFESSIONAL BOOK WORM MUG

Bought:

  • I decided to pick up all the CBC Canada Reads books because they were 40% off and there was a promo that if you spent $50 you got 10x the plum points so why not pick them all up at once. Plus these are perfect for a few categories that I need to fill in my reading challenges.
    1. Precious Cargo: My Year Driving The Kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson
    2. Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
    3. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
    4. American War by Omar El Akkad
    5. The Boat People by Sharon Bala
    6. Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer
    7. The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
    8. The Good Liar by Catherine MacKenzie

Recently on facebook I saw that Harper Collins Canada was promoting the Indigo Book Box: Veronica Roth so I had to order it. Thankfully it was during the plum rewards promo for 10x the plum points on $30. Everything shown was what was in the box. Hoping that this will be a regular thing they do.

Indigo Book Box: Veronica Roth by Veronica Roth

Purchased with a gift card: I was also lucky this month because I received a gift card from the parents of the Midget B hockey team I managed this past hockey season so I took advantage and used it since it was 10x the plum points on $30.

  1. Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
  2. 99 days by Katie Cotugno
  3. As Old As Time by Liz Brawell (book 3)
  4. Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion

 

Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 8
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points: 4
  • Total books read from this months haul: 3

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  34
  • Total books I got for free: 14
  • Total books read in 2018 (this will be the books I bought this year):  12/34
  • Total books read in 2018 (this will be for the gifted/free):  3/14
  • Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  42/100

March 2018 Books Bought

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always want to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and what new books there are out there and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews.

I am also going back to sharing my link on Mailbox Monday’s blog. This was originally hosted by Marcia but it now has its own blog which you can see by clicking on THIS.

One of the things I love about these kinds of posts is finding new books that I might not normally hear about and this month I found a few goodies that I heard about through fellow bloggers, on instagram and youtubers.

Going into 2018 I am deciding to switch this up so that I can better document what books, both physical and arcs/earcs, that are coming into my house that I have either bought, was given to me by friends/family, publishers or tour companies plus picked up from Netgalley. So this will only be a monthly post no more weekly posts going forward.

Bought: (This month was a little crazy in books and I have no excuse I just went and bought them.)

    1. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (book 1) (This is the retelling of the Labyrinth)
    2. Every Day by David Levithan (Book 1 of the Every Day series)
    3. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (read her first book and just had to get this)
    4. Roomies by Christina Lauren
    5. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
    6. Heart of the Wolf (book 1) by Terry Spear
    7. Where I live by Brenda Rufener
    8. Let Me Lie by Clare MacKintosh
    9. Catch a killer by  Sheryl Scarborough
    10. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    11. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Publisher Sent (This will be the books I get directly from publishers either physical book or ebook to review):

For Every One

Thanks Simon & Schuster Canada for sending this to me. Its the upcoming book For Every One by Jason Reynolds coming out April 10th.

Blog Tours:

I was on the blog tour for The Snow White Effect by A.K. Mills with Rockstar Tours. You can see my review HERE.

 

Netgalley: This are books that I got for free in the Read Now section:

  1. Perfect World by Rie Aruga
  2. Moteki by Mitsurou Kubo
  3. City by Keiichi Arawi
  4. The Ghost, The Owl by Franco
  5. The Canadian Alternative by Edited by Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman
  6. April Buzz Books Monthly
  7. Geronimo Stilton Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
  8. Geronimo Stilton Hang on to your Whiskers

Last month I discovered Hoopla Digital and I have been borrowing books from there:

  1. The Princess Saves Herself in This One
  2. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One
  3. Sad Girls
  4. Sea of Strangers
  5. A Psalm for Us
  6. Night Sky with Exit Wounds

 

Friends/family given: 0

 

Total books bought this month: 11
Total books publisher sent: 1
Total books blog tour sent:  1
Total books given to me: 0
Total books from netgalley: 8
Total books from hoopla: 6
Total books I got for free/gift cards/redeeming: 0

Total books read from this months haul: 15

Total books bought in 2018:  26
Total books publisher sent in 2018:  5
Total books blog tours sent in 2018: 3
Total books given to me in 2018: 1
Total books from netgalley in 2018:  27
Total books I got for free: 10

Total books read in 2018 (this is books read from monthly hauls): 29/47
Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  33/100

April 2017 Books Bought

I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

I am trying to get better with my book buying and trying to stick to sales, bargain books or reward plum bonus point events. As a book buyer its hard not to buy books but its harder not to buy them.

  1. Miss You by Kate Eberlen
  2. The outliers by Kimberly McCreight
  3. A Silver Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear
  4. The Mating Season by Laurie Horowitz (bookshots)
  5. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
  6. Missing by Kelley Armstrong
  7. Between A Wold and a Hard Place by Terry Spear
  8. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz (book 1)
  9. Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane
  10. The Taper Twins Run For President by Geoff Rodkey
  11. Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
  12. I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  13. The House We Grew Up in by Lisa Jewell
  14. Home Ice Advantage by Tom Earle (birthday present for Michael)
  15. Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders by Kevin Sylvester (birthday present for Michael)

 

Total books bought this month: 13
Total books bought this month (Michael): 2 (birthday gifts)

Total books read from this months haul: 2

Total books bought in 2017: 49

Total books read in 2017: 15

March 2017 Books Bought

I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

I am trying to get better with the books I buy and trying to read them but it seems like there are so many new and exciting books out there. Hopefully this month will be a little bit better then previously.

  1. She Means Business by Carrie Green
  2. Rooms by Lauren Oliver (this was on the bargain table. I never heard of this one)
  3. Just Fly Away by  Andrew McCarthy (I just had to snag this one)
  4. In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Loved woman in Cabin 10)
  5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  6. Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach
  7. Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez wallach
  8. Stranger then Fiction by Chris Colfer (another one I had to snag)
  9. Broken Glass by V.C Andrews

Total books bought this month: 9
Total books bought this month (Michael): 0

Total books read from this months haul: 2

Total books bought in 2017: 36

Total books read in 2017: 12

February 2017 Books Bought

I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

So speaking of books I bought here is what I bought this month. (The last three bargain books I got were buy 3 for $10 adult fiction only) So happy to have finally found them at this price because all the bargain books I bought were books from my wishlist:

  1. Malicious (bookshots) by James Patterson & James O. Born
  2. French Twist (bookshots) by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo
  3. Once Upon a Dream (book 2 in the Twisted Tale) by Liz Braswell
  4. The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
  5. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill (Valentine’s gift)
  6. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella (valentine’s gift)
  7. Exquisite by Elizabeth Hayley (book 3 in the diamond trilogy)(bookshots)
  8. A Wedding Maine by Jen McLaughlin (bookshots) (book 2 in McCullagh Inn Story)
  9. Hidden by James Patterson (bookshots)
  10. The House Husband by James Patterson (bookshots)
  11. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent (this is part of a duology) (bargain book)
  12. A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes (part of a new series)(bargain book)
  13. When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald (this is her first book)(bargain book)
  14. Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney (this is her second fiction book)(bargain book)
  15. Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany (bargain book)
  16. Sabriel by Garth Nix (this is for Michael because he needs it for school)

Total books bought this month: 15
Total books bought this month (Michael): 1 (which I won’t be including in my total since its for him and school)

Total books read from this months haul: 6

Total books bought in 2017: 27

Total books read in 2017: 10

 

January 2017 Books Bought

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I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Welcome to a brand new year. Its so hard to believe that we are already into 2017 and that we are already at the end of January. Where did the time go?

I am going into my second year of doing the monthly books bought posts and I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

So speaking of books I bought here is what I bought this month:

  1. An Amish Reunion by Jo Ann Brown
  2. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  3. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  4. Come and Get Us (bookshots) by James Patterson w/ Shan Serafin
  5. Private They Royals (bookshots) by James Patterson w/ Reese Jones
  6. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (book 2 in the series)
  7. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch (book 2)
  8. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  9. Beauty and the Beast by Jennifer Donnelly
  10. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  11. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
  12. The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine

 

Total books bought this month: 12

Total books read from this months haul: 5

Total books bought in 2017: 12

Total books read in 2017: 5